fpc on FreeBSD?

Ian Smith smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Sat Jan 2 10:26:58 UTC 2010

On Wed, 30 Dec 2009, Boris Samorodov wrote:
 > On Wed, 30 Dec 2009 01:35:05 +1100 (EST) Ian Smith wrote:
 > > Is fpc's IDE usable, like good ol' TP6 and 7, never mind Delphi?
 > Usable.

Thanks for confirmation, Boris, 'usable' and 'working OK' are good 
enough.  I installed it on my Thinkpad's new 8.0-R system so I'll give 
it a go there when $workload allows.

 > >  Docs 
 > > seem vast, I'm wondering if there's a simple guide to basic compilation, 
 > > but basically I'd just like to hear that it's working ok for someone and 
 > > is worth the learning curve?
 > Working OK. For FreeBSD:
 > . it's i386-only (seems that upcomming 2.4.0 may have amd64 bits);
 > . static binaries.

That sounds fine, especially as these are mostly just for procedural 
calculations and straightforward file-processing.

Thanks also to Eduardo, Rod and Polytropon for contributions, some of 
which I have or will follow up privately.

cheers, Ian

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